Decatur business participates in Just One Shift to fight Global Water Crisis

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DECATUR – Oakwood Tattoo hosted a Just One Shift event on Tuesday, March 22, joining efforts to fight the global water crisis alongside hundreds of other service workers.

On Tuesday, Frank Whittington, of Oakwood Tattoo, donated all of his tips from that day directly to Just One Shift.

Just One Shift began as an event in which bartenders across the glove pledged to donate all of their tips to Wine To Water, a non-profit that raises money to provide people around the world with clean water. Just One Shift began in 2013, with over 500 bartenders from 34 countries raising more than $100,000 in the past couple of years.

This year, Just One Shift expanded to allow more than just bartenders to participate. Anyone from bartenders and servers to tattoo artists and hairdressers were encouraged to join the movement.

Throughout the week of March 16 to 22, participants donated 100% of their tips to the cause to celebrate World Water Day and help fight the global water crisis.

Whittington told WAND News the event was a success, even drawing in supporters who were not customers.

“We’ve had people not even getting work down just dropping cash off, so it’s been pretty awesome,” Whittington said.

Through this event and Wine To Water, water has been provided to over 400,000 people in 25 countries. Money collected from these events helps to send people overseas to dig wells in third world countries.

More information about these events is available by visiting Wine To Water’s website or calling 828-355-9655.

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